History and Mission
Lex Humana, the journal of the Master of Laws Program at the Catholic University of Petrópolis, was founded in 2009 by Ph.D. Sergio Salles with the aim of publishing high-quality articles resulting from research and investigations in the field of social sciences with a primary focus on law.
Our mission is to be an essential resource for the legal profession and legal scholars, making it vital to the dissemination of research in applied social sciences, especially those related to law.
The journal has been associated with the Postgraduate Program in Law (PPGD) of the Catholic University of Petrópolis since 2012.
According to the official result of CAPES's Qualis Periodicals 2017-2020, Lex Humana received a B1 grade, achieving its best grade since its inception in 2009.
Aims and Scope
The main objective of the journal Lex Humana is to publish high-quality articles resulting from research and investigations in the field of social sciences, with a primary focus on law. Moreover, it also aims at being the journal and an essential resource for the legal profession and for legal scholars, disseminating research in applied social sciences, especially those related to law, and contributing to the advancement of legal scholarship and to the dissemination of knowledge in the social sciences.
The journal's scope is clear and focused on the latest developments and trends in legal scholarship and juridical science, ensuring that its articles are of interest to a global audience.
The journal welcomes articles from the social sciences that effectively contribute to an interdisciplinary look at the complex reality in which law and the law are embedded. The journal is committed to international outreach and impact and is indexed in several international databases.
At the end of this section, the reader will find the area of social sciences with its subareas according to CNPq/Brazil pertinent to the objectives and focus of Lex Humana.
Because legal science depends on several other sciences for the advancement of legal knowledge (such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, economics, etc.), Lex Humana also welcomes as its goal the publication of articles that are from the human and social sciences committed to studies that effectively contribute to an interdisciplinary look at the complex reality in which the law and right are inserted.
Articles are not limited to any particular research method, methodology, or theoretical framework, but should be based on rigorous analyses that present new and qualified knowledge. Manuscripts should carefully describe the methods used, and justify their appropriateness to the research questions that are posed in the article.
As of 2017, the journal only publishes articles that are written by at least one author with a Ph.D. Ph.D. students can submit their articles by signing with their advisors. Any exception to the rule is submitted to the Lex Humana Editorial Board to be evaluated based on the authors' justifications.
These articles are subjected to a double-blind peer review process by experts in the field, ensuring the quality and reliability of the research presented in the journal.
The journal has also been committed to promoting international reach and impact since its inception. Lex Humana is indexed in several international databases, which enhances its visibility and broadens its readership.
In addition, the journal's decision to publish quarterly issues from 2023 onwards further enhances its potential for global impact and dissemination of high-quality articles.
The journal has clear guidelines for authors, an effective online submission system, and strict policies for detecting plagiarism and the use of LLMs, ensuring the consistency and professionalism of its articles.
Lex Humana's commitment to high-quality research, rigorous peer review, a clear focus on legal scholarship, and international reach and impact meet the criteria expected for indexing in academic databases.
As a result, Lex Humana has become an important resource for the legal profession, contributing to the advancement of legal scholarship and the dissemination of knowledge in the social sciences.
Areas of Knowledge - CNPq/Brazil
According to the CNPq table, Lex Humana is linked to the area of social sciences with the following subareas:
6.00.00.00-7 Applied Social Sciences
6.01.01.00-8 Theory of Law
6.01.01.01.01-6 General Theory of Law
6.01.01.02-4 General Theory of Procedure
6.01.01.03-2 Theory of the State
6.01.01.04-0 History of Law
6.01.01.05-9 Philosophy of Law
6.01.01.06-7 Legal Logic
6.01.01.075 Legal Sociology
6.01.01.08-3 Legal Anthropology
6.01.02.00-4 Public Law
6.01.02.01-2 Tax Law
6.01.02.02-0 Criminal Law
6.01.02.03-9 Criminal Procedure Law
6.01.02.04-7 Civil Procedure Law
6.01.02.05-5 Constitutional Law
6.01.02.06-3 Administrative Law
6.01.02.07-1 Public International Law
6.01.03.00-0 Private Law
6.01.03.01-9 Civil Law
6.01.03.02-7 Commercial Law
6.01.03.03-5 Labour Law
6.01.03.04-3 Private International Law
6.01.04.00-7 Special Rights
The Catholic University of Petropolis (UCP), as the publisher of Lex Humana, makes every effort to ensure the publication of quality articles that comply with the policies published herein and the guidelines to authors.
However, the publisher and our agents (including the editor, any member of the editorial staff or editorial board, and any guest editors), and our licensors make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any purpose of the Content.
Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the authors and are not the views or endorsements of UniLaSalle or its editorial board and staff.
The accuracy of the content published should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information.
UCP as well as its employees or agents of Lex Humana shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, suits, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities of any nature or in any way whatsoever that have been caused directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the content published.